Fly To Thunder Bay, Canada
Thunder Bay city is the capital and most populous city in the Thunder Bay District in North West Ontario, Canada. The name of the city is derived from the mammoth Bay of Thunder at the head of Lake Superior.
The city has been declared the cultural capital of Canada. Dotted throughout Thunder Bay are numerous cultural centres which represent the diverse nature of the population. Tourists can visit a wide variety of these centres, some of which are the Finnish Labour Temple, Scandinavia House, the Italian Cultural Centre and the Polish Legion.
The locals of Thunder Bay city regard themselves as blessed to live in an area of abundant natural beauty. The city rests on the shore of the largest fresh water lake in the world and is situated nearby the iconic Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Thunder Bay, Ontario do need a Visa for Canada. Be sure to leave ample time for Visa applications and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Embassy is in Toronto. 110 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 600, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6Y8. Tel: 416-944 8825. Fax: 416-944-0925.
See and do
Worth the attentions of a visitor to the city is the tribute to Terry Fox Monument. This larger than life size monument overlooks Lake Superior and is worth a visit to remember a Canadian hero. The views afforded from this vantage point are a great incentive too.
Regarded as one of the top ten attractions in Canada, Fort William Historical Park is a historic site that provides a window into the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trade. On site are 57 heritage and modern buildings stretched across 250 acres recreating the vibrant tapestry of fur trade life.
Kakabeka Falls provides for a great day trip from Thunder Bay and there are plenty of opportunities for hiking on well-marked trails, swimming and shopping. The impressive thunderous water and great scenic views make for wonderful photographic opportunities.
Another gem in Thunder Bay’s arsenal of tourist attractions is the Blue Point Amethyst Mine that offers an authentic and unique mining experience where visitors can hammer away for amethyst gem stones.
Thunder Bay International Airport – YQT
Thunder Bay International Airport is located in Thunder Bay city and is the fifth busiest airport in the state of Ontario, Canada.
Food and beverage: Tim Hortons, Pizza Pizza.
Currency Exchange: A foreign currency ATM at Thunder Bay Airport provides the following currencies: U.S. dollars, Mexican Pesos, British Pounds and Euros.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to the Thunder Bay Airport authorities on 807-473-2612.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport include Comfort Inn, The Kingsway Motel, Fort Motel & Variety Store.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National, Alamo, Hertz.